How to Add a Printer Manually on Windows

Created by Jiose Printer, Modified on Mon, 22 Aug 2022 at 09:33 PM by Jiose Printer

1. To add a printer manually, you need to find out which USB port your printer is connected to. Please follow the steps below one by one to view it. 

a. Right-click on “This PC”, go to “Manage”.

b. In “Computer Management”, following the path Device Manager -> Universal Serial Bus Controllers -> USB Printing Support (Double Click) -> Details -> Bus relations. 

c. You can see the port number in “Value”. (EX: USB002)

2. Once you have the USB port in mind, you can start to add a printer. Go to “Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers”. Or just copy and paste the whole path in “This PC” directing to the printer page.

3. On the printer page, click “Add a printer”.

4. Click “The printer I want isn’t listed”.


5. Select “Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings”, click “Next”.

6. Choose “Use an existing port”, select the USB port that your printer is connected to (you should know it from step 1), if it’s USB002, select USB002, then click “Next”.

7. Click “Have Disk...” and install the driver by clicking (Please make sure you have unzipped the “” and placed it in Desktop ).

8. Select the file “PRT” following the path This PC -> Desktop -> Jiose. Click “OK”.

9. Click “Next”.

10. Name the printer as you like, go “Next”.

11. Select “Do not share this printer” and go “Next”.

12. This page indicates that you’ve added the printer successfully. Click “Print a test page”, the printer will print a test page, it means that the printer is good to go. Then hit “Finish” to finish the whole installation process.


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